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Dozens of patients told to contact GP after false cervical cancer screening results

Dozens of women who had been assured that their cervical cancer screening results were negative are now being told they were abnormal and have been advised to contact their GPs following ‘procedural issues’ at the pathology site, Pulse has learned.

The issues were identified at the Pathology First site for the Essex screening programme, run by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as private sector partners – Integrated Pathology Partnerships.

Full story in Pulse, 1 February 2018

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